Member Spotlight: The Simmons Law Firm, ALC

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June 07, 2018

Tell us about your company.

The Simmons Firm, ALC counsels small and mid-size businesses, and family offices. The cornerstone of its practice is assisting startup ventures in entity selection, founders’ issues, and related transactions, and thereafter ensuring the legal side of their success.

What products or services does your business provide?

Firm clients face a wide variety of legal needs, and are supported in corporate law, business and real estate transactions, risk-minimization strategies, entity formation, succession planning, labor law guidance, trademarks and copyrights, and other general business matters.

What was the most memorable or successful moment in your business' history?

From 2013 to 2016, Ross Simmons served as general counsel to the Imperial Irrigation District (IID), one of the largest irrigation districts in the nation and the third largest public-power provider in the state of California, requiring him to spend most week days in Imperial County where he grew up. It gave him the opportunity to give back to his hometown, as well as to “move home” with Willie, his 90-year-old father, on the days he was onsite at IID.

Tell us an interesting fact about your business.

Ross Simmons relocated his law practice to The Promontory in Rancho Bernardo in 1991, and he’s been there ever since—just not in the same space. He’s occupied suites 220, 100, 157, 234, 390, 102, and since 2010, Suite 212.

What tips/advice can you offer that is related to your business' industry?

Those not using their business lawyer should find a business lawyer they will use. In this age and particularly in this state, legal fees for risk-avoidance is an essential cost of doing business.

Do you have any upcoming events or information you want your fellow Chamber Members and the community to know about?

Ross Simmons is Chairman of the Board for San Diego North Educational Foundation (SDNEF), an IRC 501(c) organization. Partnering with the North San Diego Business Chamber, SDNEF’s “Operation Connect” program gives back to those who served our country, its mission to connect transitioning former service members to local business leaders, owners, and persons of influence. Its “Strategies for Success” is a leadership certification program for students with complimentary professional development training on soft skills such as leadership, teamwork, communications, time and money management, and more.

For more information on The Simmons Law Firm, ALC, please visit their website at call (858) 676-1668.